Marketwatch

In another quiet week the good news was that Platform unveiled some new deals. And hopefully, Lloyds group’s recent securitisation will mean more funding eventually flows into the market

heroes & villains

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HERO OF THE WEEK

is Platform, which continues to cut rates. It has a new range offering two-year fixed deals from 3.49%. It seems like Platform is the only lender to have done anything with its pricing recently, so credit where it’s due.

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

are all lenders for the way they treat the self-employed. With Kensington saying 1.2 million people have become self-employed in the past two years it’s time lenders took a more flexible view of their earnings.